In a bid to make Dubai one of the safest cities in the world, authorities have launched a fresh initiative to police the city using sophisticated drones. They say deploying these quadcopters will help curb incidents of crime by reducing the emergency response time of the police. During a visit to the Dubai Police Headquarters, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the “Drone Box” platform. This initiative, he said, will help police respond within one minute — instead of 4 minutes 40 seconds taken earlier — to criminal and traffic reports anywhere in Dubai.

The quadcopters, supplied by Israeli company Airobotics, will launch officially during the Expo 2020 event in October this year.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumalso tweeted about the same on his official Twitter handle.